China to build power project in POK despite India objection

China under the multi-billion-dollar CPEC will set up a 1,124-megawatt power project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir despite India’s objection to it, according to a media report.

The details of the Kohala hydropower project was presented in the127th meeting of the Private Power and Infrastructure Board on Monday. The Express Tribune reported that the meeting was informed that a tripartite agreement has been finalised among China’s Three Gorges Corporation, the authorities in POK and the PPIB to implement the project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor framework.

The project will be built on the Jhelum River and aims at annually providing more than five billion units of clean and low-cost electricity for consumers in Pakistan. The paper further reported that this marks one of the largest investments of $2.4 billion in an independent power producer in the region.

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